Destination guide

Catch a wave in Surf City

Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Surf City on Long Beach Island, which is just a quarter of a mile wide, draws a mix of families and surfers who flock in search of the best beaches on the East Coast. Book a Surf City vacation rental in the center of town and have the Atlantic beaches and the quieter bayside within a moment's walk. Salty sea dogs will love the New Jersey Maritime Museum, while kids hanker after Fantasy Island Amusement Park. Then after dark, feast on local seafood in one of the island's many beach restaurants.

Activities

Lazing by the coastline

Surf City offers the quintessential beach vacation. As well as lazing on the beach, you can fish or crab from the sea wall. Make the most of your seafront location by zipping through the ocean spray – local companies rent out equipment so you can try your hand at sailboarding, canoeing, kayaking, surfing, or SUP. Thrill seekers can make a splash waterskiing, tubing, or wake boarding. For a gentler excursion, head to the marina at Surf City Yacht club, or book a historical sightseeing or romantic sunset cruise by paddleboat on Barnegat Lake.

Weather

Sun, sun, and more sun in Surf City

Long Island Beach is widely regarded as the jewel of the Jersey Shore. It attracts a loyal following who flock to its beaches during the balmy summer months. Temperatures regularly reach 85 degrees and higher, and the best Surf City vacation rentals can get snapped up months in advance. The shoulder seasons of spring and fall still see warm temperatures and sunny days, interspersed with the odd rain shower. For the widest choice of accommodation, visit in the cooler winter months when temperatures drop to 30 degrees, but snowfall is rare.

Natural features

Natural attractions near Surf City

The island is perfect for exploring by bike or on the water. It is a haven for wildlife, with the white sandy beaches and dunes providing a tranquil habitat for sea and wading birds, and migrating songbirds. Barnegat Lighthouse State Park is a peaceful spot for watching the wildlife, ocean swimming, or shore fishing. Pack a picnic, relax on the warm sand, dance through the waves, or build a sandcastle. On the other side of the inlet, the Island Beach State Park is one of the last significant stretches of an ecosystem that once dominated this coastline.

Transport

Traveling to and around Surf City

Fly into Atlantic City, NJ (ACY-Atlantic City Intl.), the closest airport, located 25.9 mi (41.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Philadelphia, PA (PNE-Northeast Philadelphia), which is 52.9 mi (85.2 km) away.

Where to stay around Surf City?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,277 vacation rentals near Surf City. From 1,078 Houses to 140 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Surf City for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Can I rent Houses in Surf City?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,078 Houses in Surf City. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Surf City include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 140 rentals available
  • Cottages: 19 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 19 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Surf City?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 134 vacation rentals with pool available in Surf City. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.